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Trivia Challenge

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  1. On Jan. 7, 1927, what touring Pro basketball team that was to popularize the “figure-eight weave” played its first road game in Illinois?
  2. What quiz show’s name ends with an exclamation point?
  3. What American singer-songwriter in 1943 created a list of 33 “New Year’s Rulin’s,” including “Keep rancho clean,” “Take bath” and “Wear clean clothes – look good”?
  4. On Jan. 8, 1835, for the only time, what was the U.S. National Debt?
  5. What is Merriam-Webster’s 2021 Word of the Year: nomad, vaccine or woke?
  6. On Jan. 9, 1878, John Watson was born, who, influenced by Ivan Pavlov, initiated what branch of psychology?
  7. In 1955 what “blonde bombshell” made a New Year’s resolution to “Never miss actor’s studio sessions”?
  8. Where in Washington would you find the National Portrait Gallery?
  9. What hockey teams competed in the game called the “Miracle on Ice” at Lake Placid, N.Y?
  10. On Jan. 10, 1949, RCA debuted the “single” 45 rpm record, which was how many inches wide: seven, eight or nine?
  11. Who authored the play “Private Lives” in 1930 and in January 1947 resolved to “stand no more nonsense”?
  12. What would you use to do the Sleeper, the Throw Down and the Gravity Pull?
  13. What 1943 Pulitzer-Prize winning musical with a title with an exclamation point originally was titled “Away We Go!”
  14. January 11 is annual National Milk Day; What food contains all nine essential amino acids and Vitamin C?
  15. Tofu is made from what legume?
  16. In 1699 who resolved “Not to neglect decency, or cleenlyness, for fear of falling into Nastiness” and “Not to be over severe with young people”? (Hint: “Gulliver’s Travels author.”)
  17. On Jan. 12, 1906, the football rules committee legalized what kind of pass?
  18. What part of a cow does a tomahawk steak come from?
  19. What was the first name of Dr. Johnson, an 18th-century English writer who had a recurring resolution “to rise by degrees more early in the morning”?
  20. On Jan. 13, 1930, what comic strip first appeared?
  1. The Harlem Globetrotters
  2. “Jeopardy!”
  3. Woody Guthrie
  4. Zero
  5. Vaccine
  6. Behaviorism
  7. Marilyn Monroe
  8. The Smithsonian Institution
  9. The Soviet Union (four-time defending Olympic gold medalist) and the United States, which won, 4-3
  10. Seven
  11. Noël Coward
  12. A yo-yo
  13. “Oklahoma!”
  14. Milk
  15. Soybean
  16. Jonathan Swift
  17. Forward
  18. The rib area (a bone-in ribeye)
  19. Samuel
  20. Mickey Mouse

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